Throughout August, the inner planets are in earth sign Virgo, including your ruling planet Venus. Venus is here until the 16th, action planet Mars is in Virgo all month, talk planet Mercury is here from the 11th to the 30th and the Sun enters Virgo on the 22nd.
Virgo is the most hidden sector of your horoscope and this can be a time for rest and retreat. Inner work is recommended and you may be going through a phase in your life where you’re caring for yourself or other people.
Your inner voice might be exceptionally busy and your mind working overtime. This could be because you’re dealing with a heavy workload or you have a lot of different elements in your life that you’re trying to juggle effectively.
Some of you may be studying or be busy with research or planning. Virgo is one of the studious signs of the zodiac ruled by Mercury, the planet of the mind. You could be hidden away getting ready for a busy project or being out in the public eye.
You may be preparing for a new stage in life and this is causing you some worry or concern, because you’re heading into the unknown. If you find yourself becoming overly anxious, it’s wise to find a way to stop and slow down, to quieten your mind.
Nature is one way of restoring calm and balance and ensuring you take regular exercise or you head for the countryside. Virgo is an earth sign after all and can point you in the right direction.
August is, however, Leo season. The Sun is here until the 22nd and talk planet Mercury’s in Leo up until the 11th. Leo rules a social sector of your horoscope and if you’re a typical Libra, friends are important to you.
On the 8th, there’s a New Moon in Leo, a symbol of new beginnings. Set your intentions on the New Moon, especially when it comes to friends and group projects, your role within society and your goals out in the world.
Leo is about networking for you, your wider social circle, politics, the environment, any area of life where you come together with other people. This is strong, dynamic fire sign energy and for you, it’s all about connections.
The one word of caution this month is to be careful when it comes to money. Don’t throw your money away or spend recklessly. This is because you currently have Uranus, the planet of unexpected, in Taurus and your joint finance sector.
Uranus is active during the first week of August, which may coincide with extra expenses or flag up what you can and can’t afford. Take less risks financially during this period.
You might find yourself in a situation where you have to spend more or give out more money. Yet, at the same time don’t do so through guilt and don’t allow money to become an emotional factor in close ties.
Money matters are well-starred for you later in the month. Uranus turns retrograde on the 20th and this is often a time when you feel its energy intensely.
Uranus teams up with talk planet Mercury and action planet Mars on the 20th and 22nd and this could be exciting for you. There may be a chance to make a fast buck if you play your cards right.
Once your planet Venus enters your star sign Libra on the 16th, on some level this is the start of a more balanced and harmonious period in your life. Perhaps, you have more time for socialising. You’re looking after other people less and enjoying yourself more.
The focus turns towards your personal goals and aims, your image and profile with Venus in Libra, as she’s the planet of beauty. When Venus in your star sign, you find yourself being more popular or the star of the show.
It would be an ideal time to look after your appearance, go shopping for new clothes or think about the way you come across to others. If you’re starting a new job or role in life, how do you want to look, how do you want to be seen?
In the second half of August, it’s important that you put yourself first and do more of what you love. If you’re a true Libra, sometimes you put other people’s needs before your own. One of your life lessons is learning to say no and do what you want instead.
Finally, note that Venus also rules love and when she’s in your star sign, you’re more attractive to other people.
The Full Moon on the 22nd also highlights your romance sector and is a repeat of the Full Moon on July 24th. Someone significant in your life at the end of July could be back on the scene in the last week of August.
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